Human bone material characterization: integrated imaging surface investigation of male fragility fractures

@article{Zoehrer2011HumanBM,
  title={Human bone material characterization: integrated imaging surface investigation of male fragility fractures},
  author={Ruth Zoehrer and Egon Perilli and Julia S. Kuliwaba and Joe G. Shapter and Nicola L. Fazzalari and Nicolas H. Voelcker},
  journal={Osteoporosis International},
  year={2011},
  volume={23},
  pages={1297-1309}
}
The interrelation of calcium and phosphorus was evaluated as a function of bone material quality in femoral heads from male fragility fracture patients via surface analytical imaging as well as scanning microscopy techniques. A link between fragility fractures and increased calcium to phosphorus ratio was observed despite normal mineralization density distribution. Bone fragility in men has been recently recognized as a public health issue, but little attention has been devoted to bone material… CONTINUE READING